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Gatto Black Debuts With “8 Days A Week”

Sal Mastrocola of EXNATIONS has released his first single today under the Gatto Black moniker. Unlike the danceable synth-pop he's become known for, this project is decidedly heavier, punchier, and perfectly captures the anxiety of our current circumstances in the context of catchy hardcore. In some ...

Havelocke – Arsonist

With courage and hope nipping at their heels, punks Havelocke desire to go the distance. The act, heavily portray through their music stories which matter, fables that do not wish to be misconstrued. And their tightly woven, heart stomping tracks not only fire up the punk order but bring lyrical ...

Ade – Midnight Pizza

Ade's brand of sassy, nostalgic pop needlessly draws connections to projects like Phangs and 90's Kids. That's definitely not a bad thing. Midnight Pizza is an album full of personality. Pair pop-punk type vocals with the no-cares-to-give attitude of Tor Miller and Ade cements himself as a familiar and ...

Greta Van Fleet stokes fire with The Battle at Garden’s Gate

Look at the title of this review. Now, you might be thinking "here we go, another review of paragraphs of platitudes from the wholesome Tuned Up folks. I like those people. But goodness, being positive all the time is so dull!" Well, I'll admit snarky humor isn't my finest talent. But I've been ...

Porter Robinson delves deeper into bedroom video game music

By zak kolesar It would be fitting to say with a follow up so polished that it represents a period of maturity for DJ Porter Robinson. However, those same intimate vibes that were prevalent on Porter Robinson’s explosive 2014 debut album Worlds take on a childlike whimsy with Nurture. While taking ...

Crowd Sourced Review: twenty one pilots – Shy Away

It's been out for a couple of weeks now. What? Why, the new twenty one pilots single of course! It's been tradition around here to ask followers of Tuned Up what they think of the lead single from our hometown success story's newest outing. What of the below do you agree with? Who do you disagree ...

Pop grab bag [single reviews]

CHVRCHES - "He Said She Said": Are you in the mood for some angsty lyrics that will make you feel like you're flying? "He Said She Said," the new single from Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES is here to satiate that craving. I'm going to venture that this is the band's best lead single since The Bones ...